When booking a safari, it’s often recommended to book at least six months in advance. This is normally ample time for there to be availability at your first choice lodge, but with many safari lodges having a limited capacity and peak season falling in the holiday period, demand often exceeds supply.
We do however understand that not everyone has the privilege of planning their holiday so far in advance. Whether it is work commitments or because you’re spontaneous travelers, last-minute luxury travel is certainly trickier to plan, but definitely possible. With the addition of a new Lion King movie and numerous television documentaries airing, it comes as no surprise that people are being inspired to spontaneously head off to Africa for a luxury safari.
The key to booking last minute safaris is knowing the fluctuations in visitors at that period as well as understanding the natural behaviour of